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College of Architecture design programs among nation's best

Texas A&M design programs again listed among nation's best

posted November 26, 2013
Texas A&M’s landscape architecture programs and its graduate architecture program were once again ranked among the best in the United States in an annual survey of professional practice leaders who have hired and supervised recent design graduates.
Former student's work showcased in best of the best photo book

Alum’s photo makes best of the best book

posted November 26, 2013
“Ballerina,” a photo by former Texas A&M visualization student Igor Kraguljac ‘08, was selected for inclusion in “Best of the Best Photographers 2013,” a collection of creative images from photographers worldwide distributed to top advertising agencies, art directors and art buyers.
AS+GG’s sustainable city design selected for Kazakhstan expo

Smith’s firm wins global design contest

posted November 26, 2013
Expo City, the focal point of Expo 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan, a world’s fair showcasing the latest developments in renewable energy sources, will be built from a design by a Chicago firm co-founded by Adrian Smith, an outstanding alumnus of Texas A&M’s College of Architecture.
Sustainably-designed doghouses benefit Brazos Valley charities

Students design doghouses sold at benefit auction

posted November 19, 2013
An Oct. 5, 2013 auction of “green” doghouses, many of which were designed and built by Texas A&M environmental design students, raised almost $2000 for the Aggieland Humane Society and a group supporting emerging local architects.
Vizzers thank DreamWorks’ Friedman for her support

Vizzers say 'thanks' for DreamWorks’ Friedman's support

posted November 19, 2013
Some of the most memorable characters in animated movie history such as Shrek and Po the Panda have been created at DreamWorks Animation, which employs approximately 35 former Texas A&M visualization students.
Alumnus earns TSA’s august Llewellyn W. Pitts, FAIA Medal

TSA honors alum with Pitts Medal

posted October 31, 2013
A distinguished career in architecture, support of emerging professionals and service to the community has netted Reagan George ’59 the Texas Society of Architects’ 2013 Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Honor of Llewelllyn W. Pitts, FAIA.
Urban planning students’ study leads to campus bike program

Students' award-winning study aids campus bike program

posted October 31, 2013
More than 2000 bicycle trips are taken each day in Texas A&M’s new bike share program, which debuted in the fall 2013 semester after an award-winning report by Master of Urban Planning Students showed a significant interest in bike sharing from students, faculty and staff.
Grad students' plan for Gonzales earns kudos from Texas APA at conference

Texas APA honors grad students' plan for Gonzales, Texas

posted October 22, 2013
A comprehensive plan to guide municipal policymakers in Gonzales, Texas, prepared by graduate urban planning students at Texas A&M, was recognized with the Student Project Award by the Texas Chapter of the Texas American Planning Association.
Park designed by LAND students opens in north Houston suburb

Student-designed park opens in north Houston suburb

posted October 22, 2013
Cypress Creek Park at Timber Lane, the third in an award-winning series of parks designed by professor Jon Rodiek's landscape architecture students for a suburban North Houston neighborhood, was dedicated Oct. 4, 2012.
Haberl honored by international building energy modeling group

Haberl named fellow of international energy organization

posted October 11, 2013
After almost three decades spent finding energy saving solutions for commercial and residential buildings, Jeff Haberl, professor of architecture at Texas A&M, was recently elevated to a fellow in the International Building Performance Simulation Association.
Construction science professor Choi named Montague Scholar

CoSci prof honored as Montague Scholar

posted October 11, 2013
Early career excellence in undergraduate teaching has netted Kunhee Choi, assistant professor of construction science, recognition as a Texas A&M Center for Teaching Excellence Montague Scholar.
The Association taps Tarlton for Excellence in Teaching Award

Doctoral student earns acclaim as teacher, mentor

posted October 8, 2013
A panel of Texas A&M faculty selected Edward Tarlton, an urban and regional science doctoral student who teaches landscape architecture and urban planning, as recipient of the The Association of Former Students’ Excellence in Teaching award.
CHUD awards 5 Mitchell-Dockery Prizes for public interest designs

Public interest design projects recognized

posted June 6, 2013
Five projects selected as outstanding examples of public interest design, which addresses social, economic and environmental issues for a community, rather than an individual client, were named by a jury of designers and social justice advocates as winners of the Mitchell-Dockery Prize in Public Interest Design.
Vizzers' short film earns screening at NYC film fest, SIGGRAPH nod

Vizzers' animated short film earns NYC festival screening

posted June 6, 2013
A student-made animated short film about a boy who crashes into reality after a fanciful, albeit harrowing sled ride down a towering mountain earned a screening a the New York City Film Festival and a SIGGRAPH 2013 award.
Former student is new head of national construction institute

Former student heads national builders group

posted June 4, 2013
Enhancing the stature of construction certification offered by the American Institute of Constructors is a goal of the organization's new president, David Fleming ’75, a former student and avid supporter of Texas A&M’s Department of Construction Science.